It was a very nice feeling the other day as I realized that my previous blog post on Annual General Meetings got a lot of positive attention. The importance of a sense of ownership was extended by the readers to include other events and other stakeholders. Could not agree more!
What if the general meeting provided a way to experience a sense of ownership, whether you were on the spot or on the other side of the globe? The Corona period has been exceptional in the governance of listed companies. It has not been possible to hold general meetings in the traditional way and many investors have not had their typical spring event experience.
Finns are passionate about their events. This week, an arena opened in Tampere is world-class by any measure. The first sold-out events have already been carried out there. However, the feedback and writings on these events have not been rave. According to the feedback in the arena, the music was playing too loud, the script of the event was completely missing at times, the graphic and technical materials did not meet expectations.
The Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed to curb, it collapsed the turnover of companies in the event industry. The plight of the industry was not obvious to policymakers or the media, as the entire industry has, in a way, flown under the radar. This is due, among other things, to international statistical practices. The event domain consists of actors who are statistically spread across many different domains.
The event is a unique and multi-sensory experience that draws power from sharing. An impressive experience is made possible by background work based on solid experience in organizing events, which takes into account the specific features of each event. There is not just one template for organizing and producing events, but the events are always tailored to the unique needs of the customers.